Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary Puppy Mill Rescue Reunion


Steve Levorchick with his rescue dog Toby.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary held a Puppy Mill Rescue Reunion. The event was held from 2-4 p.m. at the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary located at 3620 E. State Road in Port Clinton. In attendance were Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick, Ottawa County Dog Warden Jo Lynn Hetrick and Professional Dog Trainer Chuck Stella from Elite K911. Levorchick, a parent to two rescued dogs himself, said the event was “a great opportunity to bring the dogs together again and to bring awareness to the sanctuary and its monetary needs.”


PCHS boys defeat Fremont

Port Clinton High School boys soccer began its season by defeating Fremont 8-1 on Monday. The following players had goals for Port Clinton: Simon Shulz(5), Ben Heminger(1), Josh Brown(2). Assists were given by Jacob Depner(1), Nathan Stubblefield(4), Ben Heminger(1). Port Clinton had 12 shots on goal and Fremont had 3. Saves for Port Clinton were 2 by Tytan Rumball. Fremont’s goalie had a total of 4 saves.


Ferguson and Fenton glass join creative forces

Cary Ferguson with one of his Marblehead Lighthouse paintings

Two names that are synonymous with American made glass have joined forces to create an exclusive Marblehead Lighthouse bead. The artists at the Fenton Glass Company, which has been in business for over 108 years, will hand paint the lighthouse on each bead and fire it into the surface of the glass. The lighthouse design, which was created by Cary Ferguson’s cut glass, will be available exclusively at the Ferguson Gallery near Marblehead.


Playmakers presents “Mom’s Gift” as fundraiser

Todd Puckett is Kevin, the childhood friend and potential love interest of Kat, portrayed by Katherine Gauthier, in Playmakers' production of "Mom's Gift".

Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. Sixth Street, Port Clinton, will present a pre-season fund raiser on Aug. 29 and 31.  The production is "Mom's Gift", a brand-new play by award-winning playwright Phil Olson.  The storyline reveals a warm comedy with a message.  Mom has died, but shows up at her husband's birthday party as a ghost with a mission.  Like Clarence in "It's A Wonderful Life", she has to accomplish a task to earn her wings.  What that task is will be mom's quest.  There are so many aspects of her family's relationships that need to be fixed.  The conflicts are resolved with humor and lots of love.


PORTS committee announces events for Port Clinton's Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial

P.O.R.T. S. Committee:
Front: Co-chairman Debbie Hymore-Tester, Dave Mehl, Kate Bauer, Co-chairman Bill VanDerGiessen, Dave Sorg
Back: Ed Verkin, Don Clemons, Bill Yuhaz, Bill Moon, John Schaffner, Jim Hansen

The P.O.R.T.S. Committee (People Organizing the Return of the Tall Ships) announces events for Port Clinton’s Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie and the gallant victory won by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry of the American Navy.


Sound off Waterworks Park

Having just read the review of the Waterworks Park/downtown Port Clinton proposal, all I can say is "let's get started". Having been coming to the area for 60 years and being a property owner for 30 years, I have watched the decline of a thriving community and so many local residents fight attempts to reinvent the area and bring new jobs and businesses here. All I can imagine is that those fighting this all have secure employment and don't mind that most young people have to leave their hometown to find employment. This proposal seems to be a good response to many of the fears of local residents. Local residents will have full access and improved facilities like an amphitheater, boardwalk and viewing platforms, the city can LEASE Washington Properties the land, and the plan takes into account year round usage. Sounds like a home run to me!

Susan McKenna

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